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take refuge in (something or some place)

To seek protection or shelter from some source of danger or hardship in something or some place. The storm was nearly upon us, so we took refuge in a small cave nearby. Tens of thousands of people are taking refuge in the neighboring country as they flee the civil war.
See also: refuge, take
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take refuge in something

to hide in something; to seek safety or the comfort of being safe in something. The rabbits took refuge in a hole in the ground. The children took refuge in the house as soon as the storm began.
See also: refuge, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"This tradition was the primary driver behind the creation of the Refuge System that has since set aside millions of acres of land for the conservation of all wildlife, and so where it is compatible with refuge management goals and other recreational activities, we are pleased to be able to expand hunting and fishing opportunities."
Fishing is supposed to begin this spring, but the contract will be canceled if the occupation continues or if the refuge has to remain closed for a lengthy crime-scene investigation.
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It comes as the Wirral Refuge marked a year which saw a "significant" rise in the numbers of women being forced to take shelter there as they flee from domestic abuse.
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Fish and Wildlife Service recently expanded hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System.